Google Sues App Developers Over Fake Crypto Investment App Scam

April 8, 2024 at 01:57AM Google has filed a lawsuit against app developers Yunfeng Sun and Hongnam Cheung for an “international online consumer investment fraud scheme.” The scheme involved uploading about 87 crypto apps to the Play Store, tricking users into downloading them, and stealing their funds. The company accused them of violating multiple policies … Read more

Google Settles Lawsuit Over Tracking ‘Incognito Mode’ Chrome Users

January 2, 2024 at 04:48PM Google has settled a class-action lawsuit alleging it violated privacy laws by tracking data from users in private browsing modes. The terms of the settlement are undisclosed, but it could potentially cost Google billions. The case highlights challenges in maintaining user privacy while delivering targeted ads. Private browsing modes may … Read more

Google Settles $5 Billion Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking Users in ‘Incognito Mode’

January 2, 2024 at 05:36AM Google settled a lawsuit filed in June 2020, alleging that the company misled users by tracking their online activity in “incognito” or “private” mode on web browsers. The class-action lawsuit sought at least $5 billion in damages, accusing Google of violating federal wiretap laws by collecting data without explicit user … Read more

Google sues scammers peddling fake malware-riddled Bard chatbot download

November 13, 2023 at 08:05PM Google has filed a lawsuit against three scammers for falsely offering a download of the company’s Bard AI chatbot that contained malware to steal credentials for small business’ social media accounts. The defendants are accused of targeting small businesses and advertiser accounts to steal financial information. Google is seeking an … Read more